Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Make a Christmas pine cone wreath for less than £5!

I spotted a really cute pine cone wreath the other day but the price tag wasn't so nice at £17.99! Having a little look at it I thought that it would be relatively easy, (and much cheaper) to make my own!

What you’ll need

·         Wire coat hanger
·         Pine cones - I used a combination of shop bought (found a bag in a charity shop for £1) and ones I found in a local forest (just make sure they don’t have bugs or bird poop on them)!
·         Christmas garland (I used the same poundland ones I used in my Make a garland for under £10 post)
·         Wire cutters
·         Pliers
·         Wire
·         Any decorations you want to add (I ended up using LED battery lights in the end from, you’ve guessed it - poundland)!

Step 1

Bend your coat hanger into the shape you want (doesn't have to be too neat as you'll be covering it up)! I decided to go for a heart shape but you could do a traditional round wreath or any shape you fancy!

Step 2

Wrap the garland around the hanger – this gives it a good base and makes it easier to attach the pine cones.

Step 3

Wire the pine cones and then attach them to the wreath. I added the bigger pine cones first then smaller ones. This ensured there was an even coverage

Step 4

Add any further decorations. I’ve only added LED lights but you could keep it plain, add bow, spray with fake snow, or whatever you fancy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love it! Very creative :) I like the use of pine cones too. I found some walking the dog the other day and have been trying to decide how to decorate with them!